So I finally grew a backbone (after almost 2yrs of 3am starts, verbal abuse and no pay) and quit my job a few weeks ago and my last day is Wednesday this week.. Yay!!!! I'm going to have a month or so off over Christmas and New Years to have a well-earned break and the OH and I have booked a holiday to NZ in early January, so I will start looking for a job after we return in mid January.
So my question is, should I be worried about the dogs developing seperation anxiety with me being home a fair bit over the next few months, then us going on a holiday for a fortnight (they will be staying at a friend's house with his 2 dogs) and then me (hopefully) going back to work and not being at home so much after that?
If so, what can I do to reduce the 'risk' of anxiety forming? When we're home, we usually leave the door open so they can come and go from the house and outside as they wish and when we're not home they get put outside as they chew way too much